The Guy always likes to stop at Fontanella Tea Garden when he’s in Mdina. The Girl had quiche and an orange and chocolate cake, and The Guy had a sandwich and this beautiful coffee-and-ice cream combo. The view was spectacular – they could even see Portomaso!


Here is Little Turtle on the bridge leading into Mdina, also called the Silent City. It is one of Malta’s older cities and has a fascinating history. It’s called the Silent City because the only people allowed to have cars are residents; unfortunately, it’s such a tourist spot that it wasn’t really quiet until everyone else had gone home. Then it was dead quiet. Little Turtle felt a little spooked by the silence, and thought the huge stone buildings were closing in ominously on their narrow alleys, but The Girl loved the quiet and soaked it up like a plant in the sun.